I’ve been a bit distracted lately which is why I haven’t posted anything in a while. Today, I’ve also been feeling down but as I really wanted to get back into blogging I thought of sharing the music I’ve been listening to recently.
My two top songs are Hate by Cat Power and No Rest for the Wicked by Lykke Li.
Having coincidentally stumbled upon this song, I loved it right away. While the lyrics are very bleak (“I hate myself and want to die”) it was rather the melody and Cat’s voice that grabbed me. My favourite line is (1:21) “The heart wants to explode far away where nobody knows”.
A good friend of mine has once told me about this song and I remember liking it; however, I forgot about it again and only started listening to it (repeatedly) a few weeks ago. I can’t really put my finger on what exactly it is that makes me like this song so much, it just fits my current mood, I guess.
What I’ve noticed regarding the two songs as well is that both have strong openings (in my opinion at least) and that I’m instantly hooked as soon as either of them start playing contrary to some songs that need some time getting into.
I have a pretty eclectic taste when it comes to music and while I do have my all-year go-to artists and songs, there always is this one favourite song of the moment, which captures the way I feel best or speaks to me for other reasons. My current favourite is “Take Shelter” by Years & Years.
I can’t even remember when I heard it for the first time; I think I just coincidentally stumbled upon it on Youtube. It instantly grabbed me: the interesting lyrics, the artsy video, and the unique and original sound. Not even sure why this song in particular stuck with me so much but it has definitely been on repeat for the past weeks. My favourite part are the lines of the second verse (2:02)
I don’t really wanna stop myself
Nobody’s gonna tell me I need help,
Are you coming over soon?
I need you at the darkest time
You hold me, and I have to shut my eyes
I’m shy, cannot be what you like.
Do check it out (and maybe listen to it several times) – it’s not the type of music I would usually listen to/listen to frequently; however, this song has gotten me completely hooked. In case you’d like to find out more about Years &Years, do so here.